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Just a few blocks away from where U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman staged an embarrassingly flaccid reelection “rally” two days earlier in the heart of New Haven’s black community, the Rev. Jesse Jackson energized a packed house at Dixwell’s Mount Bethel AME Church on behalf of Lieberman’s surging challenger in the Aug. 8 primary, Ned Lamont, as well as Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate John DeStefano. Jackson decried Joe Lieberman as a Bush apologist and endorse challenger Ned Lamont in a fight for the “identity” of the Democratic Party.